ROUNTREE, HENRY CLAY (1842 ~ 1926). Confederate veteran Henry Clay Rountree was born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1842. Rountree moved to Texas with his family in 1848.
Rountree enlisted into Company G of the 6th Texas Infantry in December, 1861. The unit was sent to Arkansas shortly after its organization and was captured at Arkansas Post in January 1863. After their exchange the regiment moved east of the Mississippi River and participated in campaigns of the Army of Tennessee from Chickamauga to Bentonville. Rountree was captured again and was paroled in May of 1865 in Montgomery, Alabama.
After the war, Rountree returned to Texas and lived in Blanco. He married his wife Sarah Ann Frances on September 4, 1890. She was a native Texan and was 20 years younger than Rountree. It is uncertain how many children they had, but it is known they had at least one daughter, a Mrs. James A. Stiles.
Rountree was admitted to the Confederate Men's Home May 2, 1926. On his application he listed his profession as a farmer. He was a Methodist living in Johnson City. His wife Sarah, known also as Sallie, was still alive when he entered the Home. Rountree died the same year he entered the home, on October 26, 1926, and was buried in the Texas State Cemetery the same day.
Information from: Compiled military records (where his last name is spelled Roundtree), Confederate Home Roster, Death Certificate, Mortuary Warrants, Confederate Pension Applications, and the National Park Service website at www.itd.nps.gov.